|Member of the North Carolina Senate|
from the 19th district
1995 – Dec. 31, 2009
|Succeeded by||Margaret H. Dickson|
|Born||September 1, 1939|
Panther Branch, North Carolina
|Children||Ripley Rand, Craven Rand|
|Residence||Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Anthony Eden "Tony" Rand is an attorney and former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly who represented the state's nineteenth Senate district from his appointment in 1981 until he unsuccessfully ran for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 1988, losing to Jim Gardner. Rand returned to the state Senate in 1995, where he served until his resignation in 2009. His district included constituents in Bladen and Cumberland counties. A lawyer and consultant from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rand served as Senate Majority Leader from 2001 through 2009. He was succeeded in the leadership post by Martin Nesbitt.
Rand was born in southern Wake County, North Carolina and graduated from Garner High School in 1957. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961 and a law degree from there in 1964.
On May 28, 2008, Rand filed North Carolina Senate Bill 2079 requiring North Carolina college students to mentor public school-age children in order to receive a bachelor's degree. The bill was named for Eve Carson and Abhijit Mahato, two students murdered in North Carolina in 2008.
- News & Observer: Rand tenders resignation letter Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
- News & Observer: Rand to resign Archived 2010-03-29 at the Wayback Machine
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- Senate Joint Resolution DRSJR85297-LG-480B (03/22) Senator Rand, Sponsor
- Second slavery apology bill filed Archived 2007-05-10 at the Wayback Machine Lynn Bonner and Benjamin Niolet, The News & Observer, April 4, 2007
- "Eve Carson/Abhijit Mahato Comm. Service Prog". North Carolina Senate. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- "Legislation seeks service requirement for undergrads in memory of 2 slain students". WRAL. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
- Parole Commissioners
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